Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has indicated he wants to return to the Octagon after a years-long break. Nick Diaz has come off an 18 month suspension for use of the marijuana steroid.
On Saturday night, Tyron Woodley took Robbie Lawler’s title, and before he left the cage, he had called out money fights GSP and Diaz.
GSP said yes.
Diaz said “make we an offer I can’t refuse.”
Now Diaz, who is also looking wisely for a money fight, may be angling for a rematch with the welterweight G.O.A.T. and has begun with some trash talk. GSP won the first fight via Unanimous Decision at UFC 158 March 16, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, retaining his UFC Welterweight Championship.
“When I fought Georges St-Pierre in Canada, first of all, somebody freaking drugged me,” said Diaz. “That guy didn’t make weight. The commission comes up to me and tells me he’s not going to make weight, and whether it was a pound or not a pound, it doesn’t matter. In Las Vegas, if the fight had been where it should’ve been, they would’ve not only drug tested us, but there’s no pound allowance so he would’ve had to make his full weight.”
Nick Diaz has a remarkable connection with the hardcore fanbase, and with the casual fans as well. He was forced from the sport for 18 months, and has come back larger than ever. A fight with GSP would be a natural.
However, there are rumors that the UFC is planning a fight between Diaz and Robbie Lawler. Diaz knocked out Lawler via KO at UFC 47 on April 2, 2004, making a rematch an easy sell.